Leadership Lyceum Podcast Summary
Conversation on M&A: Former CEOs of PHI and NiSource/CPG, Joe Rigby and Bob Skaggs, and Director Les Silverman.
Las Vegas, model of energy efficiency
Having worked in Nevada for many years, I can assure you that Las Vegas is nothing if not mythical. Let’s break down some of those myths as they pertain to energy usage.
Mirage on the Ocean?
Want to ramp up U.S. LNG exports to Europe? Dr. Olive, an expert from NERA, takes us through the limitations and barriers of the European market.
Conversation with a Prime Mover: Tom Fanning, Chairman and CEO of Southern Company
Tom Fanning, with Tom Linquist
A summary of Tom Linquist's conversation with Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, on strategy and investment. Full podcast available.
Essential in the 20th Century, and in the 21st
World economic growth over the past two centuries was powered largely by fossil fuels. More than 75 million people are being added to cities globally each year, driving greater energy and infrastructure needs. Fossil fuels will remain the essential global energy sources.
We talked with Bob Catell, former deputy chairman of National Grid plc.
Bob Catell, with Steve Mitnick
Bob Catell was formerly chairman and CEO of KeySpan Corporation, the former Brooklyn Union Gas. He’s presently chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University, and of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium.
Past, Present, and Future, Part I
Robert Gordon’s seminal book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, has a pessimistic message with profound economic, social, and political implications. But nowhere in Gordon’s 762-page book does he give credit to fossil fuels for the economic miracle of the past two centuries. In this article, I focus on the critical historical role that fossil fuels played in creating the technological and economic miracles that Gordon articulates so well.
Reports of Plain Old Power Service’s death greatly exaggerated
The vast majority of electric consumers want reliable, clean, reasonably priced electricity, and little else.
Why $3.3 Billion Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Was Defeated
It’s a David and Goliath story. But instead of a slingshot, David in this case fired off a stiff legal challenge to defeat the giant.
Owning gas reserves benefits consumers?
Regulators should start with the premise that long-term contracting with an independent gas producer or middleman is preferable (e.g., with a marketer). Vertical arrangements pose a number of tough questions for state public utility regulators.